The Florida Courts provide several adoption forms on their website. We've summarized the available Florida adoption forms here and added information for adoption forms that aren't published on the Florida Courts' website.
You'll notice that the published forms are for stepparent adoptions, but grandparents and other family members wanting to adopt relative's children are inconveniently left out.
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The Consent & Waiver by Parent adoption form should be filed with the Joint Petition for Adoption by Stepparent, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.981b1.
This Florida adoption form, the Consent and Waiver by Parent, is to be completed and signed by the parent who is giving up all rights to and custody of the minor child to be adopted.
Refer to § 63.062 to section 63.082 of the Florida Statutes (see sidebar: Florida Adoption Resources), which can be found on the Florida Senate's website, for state law in regards to consent to adoption.
The consent for adoption must not be entered before the birth of the child for it to be valid.
For more information about consenting to a Florida adoption and the adoption process in Florida, you should read Chapter 63 of the Florida Statutes.
Make sure not to sign the form until you are in the presence of a notary public or a deputy clerk and two witnesses other than the public notary or the deputy clerk.
You should file this adoption form with the Joint Petition for Adoption by Stepparent (see below), Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.981(b)(1).
After completing this Florida adoption form, Consent and Waiver by Parent, you should hand deliver a copy to the parent giving consent and have them sign the original saying they received a copy.
Then, you should file the original Consent and Waiver by Parent with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where the Joint Petition for Adoption by Stepparent is filed.
This is the Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.981(b)(1), Joint Petition for Adoption by Stepparent, and remember to keep a copy for your records.
Always keep a copy of all the Florida adoption forms you file for your own records.
This Florida adoption form should be used when a stepparent is adopting his or her spouse's child. Both the stepparent and his or her spouse must sign this petition.
You must attach all necessary consents or acknowledgments that apply to your case. Florida Statutes require that consent to a Florida adoption be obtained from:
This adoption form should be typed or printed in black ink. The name to be given to the children after the adoption should be used in the heading of the petition.
The stepparent is the petitioner, because he or she is the one who is asking the court for legal action. After completing this form, you and your spouse must sign it before a notary public or deputy clerk.For more information about the Joint Petition for Stepparent Adoption form, have a look at our Florida Joint Petition For Adoption By Stepparent Page.
This Florida adoption form should be used when a stepparent is adopting his or her spouse’s adult child.
You must obtain the written consent of the adult child to be adopted, as well as the written consent of his or her spouse (if married).
This Florida adoption form should be typed or printed in black ink. The name to be given to the adoptee after the adoption should be used in the heading of the petition.
The stepparent is the petitioner, because he or she is the one who is asking the court for legal action. You must have your signature witnessed by a notary public or deputy clerk.
After completing this Florida adoption form, you should file the original with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where either you or the adoptee live and keep a copy for your records.For more information about the Petition for Stepparent Adoption of Adult form, have a look at our Florida Petition For Adoption of Adult By Stepparent Page.
This Florida child custody form should be used when a stepfather is adopting his wife’s minor child and the mother and father of the minor child(ren) were never married and paternity has not been established by a valid acknowledgment or court order.
This Affidavit of Nonpaternity may be used instead of a consent form. This Affidavit may be executed before the birth of the minor child. The person signing the affidavit waives notice to all court proceedings after the date it is signed.
After signing this affidavit, it may only be withdrawn if the court finds the affidavit was obtained by fraud or duress.
This form is used to request release of relevant medical or social information on an adoptee. You cannot use this form to find out the identity of birth parent(s).
This Florida adoption form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, you should sign the form before a notary public or deputy clerk.
You should file the original with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where the adoption took place and keep a copy for your records.
The Self Help Guides' Florida Family Adoptions includes updated information, new custom forms, and the processes & procedures you will need to adopt an extended family member in Florida.
Grandparents, Stepparents, Aunts & Uncles, and Cousins who would
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